Suspect in Fatal Hit-and-Run of Cop Gave Anti-Police Rant Hours Before

Jessica Beauvais during her Monday night livestream / Facebook
April 28, 2021

Hours before Jessica Beauvais allegedly killed a New York police officer, she livestreamed a profane rant in which she repeated the words "f— the police" and compared cops to vermin.

Beauvais, 32, apologized in tears Wednesday for the fatal hit-and-run of highway officer Anastasios Tsakos the day before, saying, "I'm sorry. I'm sorry that I hit him and now he's dead."

Beauvais's tearful apology strikes a different note from the Facebook livestream she posted hours before allegedly killing the officer, however. In the video, in which she drank from a plastic cup, she said, "We're not scared of the police. Like these songs, f— the police. We want you to know we don't give a f— about you, your mama, your children, your wife. You're nothing. You're nothing to us—bug spray, roaches, infestation."

Beauvais told police that she had been drinking vodka during the livestream. According to the New York Post, when police arrested her she had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit.

Officer Tsakos leaves behind his wife, his six-year-old daughter, and his three-year-old son, according to New York police commissioner Dermot Shea. Beauvais will be arraigned Wednesday on multiple charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter.